What is it about?
Since 2017, a new process has been in place for revisions to psychiatry's diagnostic manual, DSM-5. This piece reports on experiences to date with iterative, data-based revision of DSM's diagnostic categories and text. We also reflect on the process and its limitations.
Photo by Sigmund on Unsplash
Why is it important?
This report on the 1st 3 years of experience with the new process for updating the DSM suggests it's working well, but also highlights some unanswered questions.
Read the Original
This page is a summary of: Iterative Revision of the DSM: An Interim Report From the DSM-5 Steering Committee, Psychiatric Services, November 2021, American Psychiatric Association, DOI: 10.1176/appi.ps.202100013.
You can read the full text:
The following have contributed to this page